I had already started a thread on the Betta pics page but thought it would be best to start with a new one over here since I seem to have a 101 questions! lol
Anyways.... I have just gotten my first Betta-I have had them as a kid but always just a tiny glass bowl with rocks on the bottom, only feeding the poor thing a few times a week with min water changes. I am mainly worried about the ammonia level and type food I have gotten. So far, I have feed him omega one pellets and tetra dried blood worms. Are these ok?
I have also been testing the water ammonia levels. First time it read .25 with nothing but sand and a temp gauge. I added a moss ball and java fern and it was down to 0. I figured then it would be best to get him out of his tiny cup and added the fish. Tonight, not even 24 hours later, it is .5! I don't want to kill my poor little boy! What do I need to do in order to keep him healthy?
Sorry that I can't add photo of the set up. If anyone is interested though I did add a pic of the tank to my profile. If you see something awfully wrong please let me know.
Any and all help is more than apperciated!!! :)
-As a side note, when I was at my pet store I saw a beautiful black HM. I have another tank I could set up for him and really considering on going back for him. How common are black bettas? This is the first I believe I have seen...